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Using Technology to Defend Digital Privacy & Human Rights – Presentation Notes

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If you attended my talk “Using Technology to Defend Digital Privacy & Human Rights”, thank you! Here’s a list of supplemental material discussed during the presentation as well as where you can find out additional information about the topics covered. I’m happy to answer any questions that you might have via Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Targeted attacks in Egypt
https://theintercept.com/2017/02/02/egyptian-rights-activists-are-targeted-by-sophisticated-hacking-attacks/

Mexico and targeted Spyware
https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/06/20/533682738/mexicos-government-is-accused-of-targeting-journalists-and-activists-with-spywar
https://citizenlab.ca/2017/06/reckless-exploit-mexico-nso/

UAE – Mansoor Discussion
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-12/the-forgotten-story-of-ahmed-mansoor/9142004
https://citizenlab.ca/2016/08/million-dollar-dissident-iphone-zero-day-nso-group-uae/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UAE_Five

Information about Pegasus Spyware
https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/pegasus-spyware/14604/

Russia Banning the Use of VPNs
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-internet/putin-bans-vpns-to-stop-russians-accessing-prohibited-websites-idUSKBN1AF0QI
https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-law-banning-anonymous-online-surfing-comes-into-effect-59434
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41829726

China’s Great Firewall blocking VPN apps and Skype
https://www.thestreet.com/story/14399729/1/skype-vanishes-from-app-stores-in-china.html

Mass Surveillance in the United States
https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/25/us-new-evidence-suggests-monitoring-americans

Educating yourself on Social Engineering and Phishing (social-engineer.org is a great resource)
https://www.social-engineer.org/resources/social-engineering-infographic/

Signal
How Signal’s Censorship Circumvention Works
https://signal.org/blog/doodles-stickers-censorship/

More information about Tor and to download Tor Browser
https://www.torproject.org/
https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en

How to use Pluggable Transports to bypass censorship in Tor
https://www.torproject.org/docs/pluggable-transports.html.en

TAILS USB and Virtual Machine
https://tails.boum.org/

Whonix Virtual Machine
https://www.whonix.org/

My Recommended VPN Provider
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com

My Recommended Secure Email Provider
https://protonmail.com

Good list of “burner” mobile phones
https://www.wired.com/2017/02/7-great-burner-phones/

Mobile Security Guide for Activists and Journalists
https://freedom.press/training/mobile-security-for-activists-and-journalists/

Mobile Device Security
https://www.vice.com/da/article/dp9zvq/how-to-avoid-self-incrimination-via-smartphone
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/08/18/the_new_iphone_update_will_help_prevent_cops_from_searching_your_locked.html

EFFs (Electronic Frontier Foundation) – Surveillance Self-Defense Portal
https://ssd.eff.org/

If you missed this Jolt I’ll be presenting this talk again at other venues in the near future. Be sure to follow me on social media for upcoming dates.

Social Zombies at #NOTACON This Weekend

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Kevin Johnson and I will be speaking at Notacon this Saturday at 1pm! We are giving our third and final Social Zombies talk on hacking Geolocation and social networks: Social Zombies Gone Wild: Totally Exposed and Uncensored.  Lot’s of fun is planned!

Facebook Privacy & Security Guide Updated to v2.2

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I have updated the Facebook Privacy & Security Guide to version 2.2 over on SocialMediaSecurity.com.  If you’re not familiar with the guide it is an easy to use guide which helps you set the recommended privacy and security settings on your Facebook account.  It’s free, printable and meant to be shared.

This update includes details on all the recent changes to Facebook’s privacy settings that went live May 26, 2010.  I have also included more information on “Instant Personalization”, removing yourself from “Platform”, and how your public information can be accessed via the Facebook Graph API.  Note that you may not have these settings enabled on your Facebook profile…yet.  They are slowly being rolled out to the Facebook user base and may take a few weeks.  Please share with friends, family and others!

Download the latest version of the Facebook Privacy & Security Guide here.